SBD/Issue 144/Sports Media

Media Notes

Credit Suisse Securities LLC has been retained as the Wicks Group’s financial advisor to aide in seeking strategic alternatives for the Daily Racing Form, including a possible sale (Wicks Group).

PEOPLE & PERSONALITIES: NBC Sports’ Andrea Kremer is joining HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” next month as a correspondent. Kremer will continue to report for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” (HBO)....KFAN-AM and the Vikings have hired Pete Bercich as an analyst on team broadcasts next year. Bercich played for the team from ’95-98 (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 4/20)....YES Network analyst Bobby Murcer “plans to return to the broadcast booth next month” after having surgery on a brain tumor in December (N.Y. POST, 4/20)....NESN has added former A’s manager Ken Macha and Naoko Funayama. Macha will be part of the pre-and postgame shows and will debut May 4. Funayama, a freelance reporter, will cover Red Sox P Daisuke Matsuzaka, among other subjects (BOSTON GLOBE, 4/20).

VIDEOGAME REVIEW: In Pittsburgh, Chuck Finder wrote 2K Sports’ “Major League Baseball 2K7” is a “good-looking game and an easier one to play” than Sony’s “MLB ‘07 The Show.” In the former, PNC Park “looks especially crisp and clean, with a lovely skyline in the background, even though the ad space behind home plate shills only for this video game’s sponsors.” The players’ faces “aren’t so sharp,” but ESPN’s Jon Miller and Joe Morgan “provide their fine brand of broadcasting.” Sony’s game “doesn’t do considerable justice” to PNC Park. It is a “mite slow to load and confounding in its game play” (PITT. POST-GAZETTE, 4/19).

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